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I recommend this book for anyone interested in the origins of Japanese culture.
In my opinion, this book holds key to understand motivation and reason in why Japanese do and say things that would be hard to understand by Occidental standard.
It was written in 1946, but it's still a book some people in Japanese universities suggest as a reference to understand some key aspects of this amazing culture.
The Kindle copy of this book is terrible. There are multiple sentences run together into one gigantic word and some chapters treat the period as optional. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Sam Colby
I had this book back in college,glad it was still in print. Great insight to the Japanese frame of mind.Published 1 month ago by Roger W. Smith
Loads of typos in this eBook that are not in the original. Disappointed. I can understand a typo here and there but this is ridiculous.Published 4 months ago by James Goodman-Stephens
when someone asked him about how to understand Japan. He said Ruth Benedict was the first Caucasian to capture the essence of what it meant to be Japanese and explain it to other... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eleanor Takahashi iNSKIP
The Amazon Network..I bought this book upon a recommendation from a Japanese friend. She was a product of that era and having knowledge of my library, suggested the aforementioned... Read morePublished 6 months ago by monroe boone
I am not certainly recommending this book to the readers who would like to know Japan and japanese culture. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Kindle version contains far too many spelling mistakes and typos which are disturbing while reading. Occurs a few times per page. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tomas Chudy